Ben Yalow

Yalow is a computer programmer, currently freelancing after leaving the City University of New York, where he worked for about 20 years. He coined the phrase "Wimpy Zone".

He has been involved in SF fandom for about 45 years, been to more than 600 cons, and worked on about a third of them. He has been a member of numerous Worldcon bids and has worked on many of them since the mid-1970s.

He co-founded SMOFcon with Joe Siclari and Teresa Renner in 1984.

He is a member of clubs in a number of cities, including NESFA (Boston), OSFCI (Portland, OR), FACT (Austin, TX), and SCIFI (Los Angeles). He is also a member of MCFI (Boston), which ran the Worldcon in 2004. He is a Fellow of NESFA. He will be GoH at Fencon XIV in 2017.

He has edited four books (three still in print) for NESFA Press.

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